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August 20, 2009

Pics Aplenty: Al & Ed’s Autosound upgrades Tesla Roadster interior, audio system [UPDATE: w/VIDEO]

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Tesla Roadster customized by Al & Ed’s Autosound – Click above for high-res image gallery

Like your Tesla Roadster but don’t think the car has enough pizazz on the inside? Just talk to Al & Ed’s Autosound of West Hollywood, California. Based on the interior and audio upgrades they’ve applied to the black Roadster seen in the gallery below, Al & Ed’s has made a beautiful car more impressive.

The seats now feature Mercedes Benz leather, Alcantara suede and extra thick stitching. Factory-standard speakers were removed in favor of Focal 165KRX2 component speakers and tweeters. Another upgrade to the Tesla was the carbon fiber door sills, which don’t scratch as easily. A motorized Kenwood 7″ touch screen sound system was added to provide more audio oomph. One downside to the new audio system is that it requires some extra juice to operate. As you can see here, a “standard 110 volt extension cord is required to plug in and charge the battery for the audiophile sound system,” a representative of Al & Ed’s told AutoblogGreen. “On a full charge are customers are getting up to 10 days of real life daily driving on the battery. It does not draw anything from the Tesla main power system.” If you’re already plugging in your car, is it really that much more work to plug in your sweet new radio as well?

UPDATE: added reader Doug’s video after the jump.

Gallery: Al & Eds Autosound’s Custom Tesla Roadster

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